Moving House

New experiences can be very exciting, but they can also be scary. If you are a young child who has only ever lived in one place, moving house may be very worrying.  Sharing stories about other children going through a house move may be comforting and make the experience easier to understand.

Topsy and Tim move house
by Jean and Gareth Adamson

In ‘Topsy and Tim Move House’, the twins are moving house but there is a lot of work to do. There are curtains to take down, toys to pack and pets to look after. It is an exciting time for Topsy and Tim, but Kitty, their cat, isn’t quite so sure about the move.
Age: 3+

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My New Home
by Marta Altés

Moving to a new home feels scary and a bit lonely to a little racoon.
Age: 4+

Moving house
by Anne Civardi

This series introduces very young children, in an amusing and friendly way, to situations they might find themselves in for the first time.
Age: 3+

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A New Room for William
by Sally Grindley and Carol Thompson

A reassuring story about a new home with Mum after the parents’ separation, and about making a new friend.
Age: 4+

Ella Moves House
by Angela Hassall and Caroline Ewen

Simple story of Ella whose Mum has a new partner. They are all moving in together, but Ella isn’t happy about this until Jo saves the day and rescues the situation.
Age: 5+

Deadly Letter
by Mary Hoffman and Sophie Burrows

A warm, reassuring story about moving house and making new friends, which touches on racism and teasing, but shows the benefit of a positive, friendly attitude.
Age: 7+

Where’s Home, Daddy Bear?
by Nicola O’Byrne

A reassuring story about moving house and coping with the change. Evie asks lots of questions but answers the most important one herself: ‘Home is people who love you. Home is me and you.’
Age: 4+

Useful Organisations

Hampshire County Council:
Applying for a school place in-year

Moving home checklist.

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